Eva Emily Turner, 93, passed away peacefully April 15, 2013 at the Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

She was born Dec. 13, 1919 in South Thomaston, the daughter of the late John and Helia Aho Anderson. She grew up in South Thomaston and attended local schools and was a graduate of the Thomaston High School. After high school she attended the Farmington Normal School.

She married her husband Maurice and the two settled in Rockport where their family soon started. The couple would live in Rockport, Warren, finally settling at her family farm in South Thomaston where she was able to look after the family homestead as well as her parents as their health began to fade.

She was a deaconess at the Finnish Congregational Church of South Thomaston for many years. The one thing she enjoyed more than her time at the church was her time spent with family. She loved to spend as much time with each and every one of her family members and would also travel great distances to see them. She was very much looking forward to the family reunion this upcoming summer. She was someone who always stayed busy and always stayed connected with everyone she could, often being more up on family news than most members of the family. She will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all that knew and loved her.

She was predeceased by her husband of nearly 61 years Maurice Turner; six sisters; Signey Stein, Hilda Collins, Amelia Murphy, Ellen Hayes, Ania Mullen, Arlene Foss. Survivors include her children Thomas Turner and his wife Jean of Brunswick, Joan Colson and her husband Albert of Rockland, Paul Turner and his wife Cindy of Milford, Del., 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, few great-grandchildren; special niece Ellen Hayes of Thomaston; special friend Gloria Paul of Florida; as well as many other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A time of visitation will be held Thursday, April 25, at 9 a.m. at the Finnish Congregational Church of South Thomaston, 172 St. George Road, South Thomaston with a celebration of life to follow at the church beginning at 10 a.m. with Terry Willis officiating.

Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the Finnish Congregational Church of South Thomaston 172 St. George Road, South Thomaston, ME 04858

You are invited to share your condolences, memories, and photos with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at hallfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall’s of Thomaston, 78 Main St., Thomaston, ME 04861